Snow melter machines work in Bronx and city to clear what's left from blizzard
The mounds of snow left over from the blizzard are still causing problems throughout the Bronx, and with the frigid temperatures there's no hope of a thaw out. That's why the city has deployed it snow melter machine.
The city snow melter machine is one of 14 in use across New York. It's filled with boiling water so when the snow is loaded into the machine it quickly melts. The hungry machine eats up to 60 tons of snow per hour, making 240 gallons of water per minute.
Workers manning the machine are on duty around the clock. They have been working 12-hour shifts since the blizzard hit. Sanitation workers say they have already hauled away and melted 20,000 cubic yards of snow.